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Train derails after hitting cows near Letterston, Pembrokeshire

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  • July 12, 2012
A train carrying 30 passengers derailed in Pembrokeshire after hitting cows on the line, says Arriva Trains Wales. Nobody was injured and the passengers have now left the train, which was travelling from Gloucester to Fishguard Harbour. The train der...

Man sustains chest injuries in Isle of Man crash

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  • July 12, 2012
A man has been taken to hospital with chest injuries after a road collision in the Isle of Man. Firemen cut the man free from his Daihatsu four-wheel drive after the collision with a Ford Focus on the Ballafletcher Road at 09:00 BST. A fire and rescu...

Nigerians die in fuel tanker fire

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  • July 12, 2012
More than 100 people have died in southern Nigeria after a tanker carrying petrol crashed. The authorities say the vehicle did not immediately burst into flames so nearby villagers rushed to collect the fuel. But the tanker then exploded, burning man...

West Sussex fire service cuts consultation begins

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  • July 12, 2012
Residents in West Sussex are being asked for their views on cuts to fire and rescue services in the county. West Sussex County Council said the service had to make savings of £2.5m by April 2013. They have launched a consultation which details pla...

Kent house damaged by fire after lightning strike

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  • July 12, 2012
Firefighters have tackled a blaze at a house in Kent after it was struck by lightning during heavy storms. Crews called to the property in Fulston Place, Sittingbourne, on Wednesday night put out a fire in a bedroom. No-one was injured. Elsewhere in ...

Major fire in south Belfast's Holyland area

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  • July 12, 2012
The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service has been dealing with a major overnight fire in the Holyland area of south Belfast. Seven appliances were called to the blaze in Magdala Street where part of a building had collapsed. Meanwhile, a spokespe...

Man treated after Addiewell Prison cell blaze

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  • July 12, 2012
Firefighters were called to a blaze in a prison cell in the early hours of the morning. The fire broke out at Addiewell Prison, for adult males, in West Lothian, at about 04:30. A spokeswoman for Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service said a 49-...

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